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WARREN, N.H. (AP) -- A woman whose mother was killed in last year's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte Tuesday during the senator's first public appearance in New Hampshire since voting against gun control legislation. About 150 people attended the town hall meeting, where Ayotte defended her vote against a bill that would have required criminal and mental health background checks for people buying guns online or at gun shows.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as officials in both Washington and Russia deepened their investigations into him and his ties. By MICHELLE R. SMITH and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press
The coming-out part is over. Now Jason Collins needs a job. Collins’ stunning announcement that he was a gay athlete in a major sport won overwhelming support from other players, coaches and executives — even a phone call from the president. But it also came after the season ended for the 7-foot center and his Washington Wizards. The 34-year-old journeyman becomes a free agent on July 1 — meaning that he will first have to sign with an NBA team and wait until next season to see if teammates, coaches, opponents and fans will treat him any d
CHICAGO — Bryan Bickell scored in overtime on a two-on-one rush, and the Chicago Blackhawks started the playoffs on a winning note after dominating the regular season, beating the Minnesota Wild 2-1 Tuesday night. Corey Crawford settled down after allowing a weak goal in the opening minutes.
ST. PAUL — Rural Democrats’ opposition to changing Minnesota’s gun laws casts doubt on what legislation, if any, will pass this year to tackle gun violence. A group of at least eight Democrats from outstate Minnesota are standing firm against virtually any expansion of the state’s background check system.
DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder each hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. Verlander (3-2) allowed a run and five hits. He struck out eight and walked two. Vance Worley (0-4) gave up six runs and 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings.
BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) — Railroad tracks after reopened in the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth after 17 cars derailed on a train carrying corn. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says the tracks reopened just after 4 a.m. Tuesday. The 73-car train was carrying corn from Fairmont, Minn., to Blair, Neb., when the derailment happened about 5:20 p.m. Sunday. Nobody was hurt. Ten cars tipped on their sides.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama strongly suggested Tuesday he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in the two-year-old civil war. By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first draft was as mind-numbing as a tax form. Tuesday the Obama administration unveiled simplified application forms for health insurance benefits coming next year under the federal health care overhaul. By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy jumped this month, helped by a better outlook for the job market and expectations for higher pay. By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy jumped this month, helped by a better outlook for the job market and expectations for higher pay.